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Ken Nakamura

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Dr. Ken Nakamura is a neurologist who specializes in diagnosing and treating patients with Parkinson’s disease at the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Clinic. He also runs a research laboratory at the Gladstone Institutes, where he investigates how disruptions of mitochondria—the “power centers” of cells that convert nutrients into energy—contribute to the development and progression of Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.
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Time Reborn
From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe
Lee Smolin - Apr 08, 2014
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One of our foremost thinkers and public intellectuals offers a radical new view of the nature of time and the cosmos.The fact that time is real may seem obvious. You experience it passing every day when you watch clocks tick, bread toast, and children grow. But most physicists see things differently, from Newton to Einstein to today’s quantum theor...
Ken Nakamura
Sep 28, 2020
I just finished these two great books. In later chapters of About Time @AdamFrank4 discusses various speculative theories of the Universe, which I really liked. In "Time Reborn" Lee Smoolin discuss why time is fundamental. Both books are highly recommended.      source
About Time
Cosmology and Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang
Adam Frank - Sep 11, 2012 (first published in 2011)
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Now in paperback, “a phenomenal blend of science and cultural history” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), About Time gives readers a peek into the cutting edge of cosmology, showing how it is intimately wedded to the texture of our daily lives.Our universe’s “beginning” is at an end. What does this have to do with us, here on Earth? Everything. Our ...
Ken Nakamura
Sep 28, 2020
I just finished these two great books. In later chapters of About Time @AdamFrank4 discusses various speculative theories of the Universe, which I really liked. In "Time Reborn" Lee Smoolin discuss why time is fundamental. Both books are highly recommended.      source
What Is Real?
The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics
Adam Becker - Sep 03, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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"A thorough, illuminating exploration of the most consequential controversy raging in modern science." --New York Times Book ReviewEvery physicist agrees quantum mechanics is among humanity's finest scientific achievements. But ask what it means, and the result will be a brawl. For a century, most physicists have followed Niels Bohr's solipsistic a...
Ken Nakamura
Dec 23, 2019
I finished "What is Real?" by Adam Becker. It described a history of Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics. I have read several books on this subject, but this is the best one.      source
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